The Jade Notebook by Laura Resau (A review from our Two Thumbs Up Teen Review Panel)by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 10:20am
Down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mom, Layla, have spent years traveling the globe and soaking up everything each new culture has to offer. Now they've settled in the beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico, where Zeeta's true love, Wendell, has an internship photographing rare sea turtles. At first glance, Zeeta feels sure that Mazunte is paradise - she envisions dips in jade waters, sunsets over sea cliffs, moonlit walks in the surf. And she is determined to make Mazunte her home . . . for good. But as she and Wendell dig deeper to unearth her elusive father's past, Zeeta finds that paradise has its dark side.
The Jade Notebook lets readers into the town of Mazunte, Mexico, where Zeeta's story of poachers, murder threats, and the quest to find her father fill the pages with plenty of drama. You will fall in love with the jungles of Mazunte, and hope for the sea turtles' eggs to end up safe. As Jade digs deeper into the mystery of her father, you will have no choice but to wonder if she'll find him, and what state will he be in? Will Zeeta and Wendell get the egg poachers in jail? Teenage girls will definitely enjoy this novel.- Julia, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
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